CQUniversity Australia

Originally founded in Rockhampton in 1967 as the Queensland Institute of Technology (QIT) Capricornia, CQUniversity was awarded full university status in 1992, and now has more than 30,000 students spread across Australia. CQUniversity is the only Australian university with a campus in every mainland state of Australia.

In 2014, CQUniversity merged with CQ TAFE bringing together more than 175 years combined experience in the delivery of education and vocational training, and establishing Queensland’s first dual sector, comprehensive university. The University now delivers more than 300 education and training offerings, from short courses and certificates, through to undergraduate, postgraduate and research degrees, with seamless pathways available between all levels of study.

A renowned research institution and a benchmark leader for how Universities should engage with community and industry, its record of achievement over the past few years is matched only by the ambitious aspirations it has set itself over the coming five years, with a continued expansion of student success, research excellence, social innovation and community engagement firmly in its sights.

CQUniversity’s unique vision, diversity, outreach, engagement, research, learning and teaching, and inclusiveness have led to it being recognised among the top universities in the world and as Australia’s only Changemaker Campus by global social innovation group Ashoka U.

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Many high school students are politically engaged. But how would they change the preamble to the Constitution? AAP/Lukas Coch

Young Australians champion ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom’ in designing constitutional change

At a recent constitutional convention, high school students from across the country designed a new preamble to the Constitution to bring it into line with their idea of how Australia should be.
A retouched photo of Mary (Mollie) Dean from Sydney newspaper Truth (1 February 1931). Dean, who was murdered in Melbourne in 1930, was the subject of two Australian books published in 2018. Public domain/The Conversation

Inside the story: humanising a cold case victim – writing the life and brutal death of Mollie Dean

True crime-related storytelling has shrugged off its former low-brow baggage. Two recent Australian books show how victims' stories can be told sensitively and humanely.
Why would striking students end up in the ‘dole’ queue’ when they’re seeking to understand a global issue, taking action and clearly articulating their perspective? Julien De Rosa/AAP

Students striking for climate action are showing the exact skills employers look for

When politicians caution against student strikes for climate action, they are going against the aims of Australia's curriculum to develop citizens with a social conscience, willing to take action.
Heading for failure: shifting the burden of social development programs to business enterprises may prove to be a huge mistake by India’s national government. Shutterstock

India’s grand experiment in corporate social responsibility is heading for trouble

India requires large enterprises to spend 2% of their profits on corporate social responsibility projects. It's a bold idea, but looks doomed to fail.
Without significant tree cover, dry and dusty landscapes can result. Don Driscoll

To reduce fire risk and meet climate targets, over 300 scientists call for stronger land clearing laws

A new petition is urging state and federal governments to rein in Australia's rampant land clearing, which worsens the risk of bushfires and threatens to undo the work of the Emissions Reduction Fund.
An example of a typical dingo. Photograph depicts a male from K’gari-Fraser Island (Queensland). John Williams

The dingo is a true-blue, native Australian species

Of all Australia’s wildlife, one stands out as having an identity crisis: the dingo. New research has found the dingo is its own species, distinct from 'wild dogs'.
The new ‘Plan S’ initiative focuses on making all publicly funded research immediately fully and freely available by open access publication. from www.shutterstock.com

All publicly funded research could soon be free for you, the taxpayer, to read

What happens to research that is funded by taxpayers? A lot ends up in subscription-only journals. But a new European initiative known as 'Plan S' could change that.
A ‘stuck’ monsoonal system dumped a year’s worth of rainfall on Townsville in just a week. AAP Image/Dave Acree

How climate change can make catastrophic weather systems linger for longer

What do the recent Townsville floods and Tasmanian heatwave have in common? Both were caused by weather systems that stayed put for days or weeks on end. And global warming could worsen that trend.
Nurse Ratched in the 1975 film One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. Netflix is now producing a TV series built around this character, to star Sarah Paulson. Fantasy Films

Friday essay: saints or monsters, pop culture’s limited view of nurses

To the public, nursing is much like teaching work – known to be valuable, but not worthy of much critical attention. Accordingly, nursing is rarely represented in any depth in popular culture.

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